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DB Andre Turrentine (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by HotMic, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Oh yeah
    brodybuck21, Smudger and Jaxbuck like this.
  2. matt_thatsme

    matt_thatsme Ain’t nobody got time for that

    These are crazy times we live in. Highly touted southern recruit lists Ohio State in his top four with three traditional SEC powerhouses (I know, I know, Tennessee, but humor me).....and then picks Ohio State.

    This Coronavirus thing is pretty crazy, too.
    colobuck79, tonystarx and brodybuck21 like this.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Turrentine, eh? Unpaint the end zones?
    colobuck79, Jaxbuck, BayBuck and 5 others like this.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    Opposing QBs: don't mess with Mr. T.

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Shaun Wade 2.0?
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  9. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Speculation this commit may not hold. It's speculation to be clear.

    I'd expect this to happen several times until the early signing period with a class as loaded as ours. Rarely do teams cross the finish line with this many elite studs. Call it what you want or chalk up whatever theory you have, but it'd be unusual to close on every verbal we currently have for 2021 that would make this the greatest class ever...

    The class will be elite no matter what, just get ready for stories and recruits opening their recruitments back up.
  10. Dylanp311

    Dylanp311 Buck311

    I have absolutely no inside info but his commitment felt weird...says the atmosphere is better at SEC games, seemingly little communication as far as the media can tell, then up and committed. I hope he sticks around because an amazing talent to be sure and at a position of need.
  11. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  12. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior

    I didn't know much about Andre because like Birm said he's not a self-promoter and doesn't post much stuff. Watching this interview put him up near the top of my favorite recruits. He's well spoken, eloquent, and focused on his senior season before worrying about what's next. And it doesn't sound like the negative recruiters were invited to call again. Good luck and stay healthy, Andre!
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  13. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – During pregame warmups, one of Turrentine's assistant coaches at Ensworth High School told Turrentine's defensive back position group, “It's a special night. Lock it in early.”

    No one had to tell Turrentine that. Following a bit of an embarrassing 28-6 season-opening loss last week – one in which Turrentine says Presbyterian Christian Academy “came out and kicked our ass” – the Tigers' 6-foot, 175-pound do-everything star was locked in from the start. Other than the specialists, he was the first to hit the field on Friday night, leading his teammates onto the field in a dead sprint, a pissed off and focused look clear to see under his black and orange helmet.

    Really, it was that way from start to finish, as Turrentine proceeded to showcase exactly what we thought he would when we headed down to Tennessee – being used in every way imaginable. He was a free safety, slot cornerback, running back, receiver, punt returner and even the up-man on the punt team.

    That usage continued during the game, but it wasn't enough. Against Baylor School – a heavy favorite as the team ranked No. 4 in The Associated Press' Division II, Class AAA rankings – Turrentine and the Tigers dropped their second straight game, 30-28, to open the season.

    After falling behind 7-0, the Tigers faced a 3rd-and-7 and were in danger of a second consecutive three-and-out to start the game. Turrentine caught a quick screen pass, somehow wiggled out of a tackle and kept his knee above the ground before racing for a 78-yard touchdown.

    That paved the way for a wild finish to the half, as Baylor netted a 74-yard touchdown two plays later, and Ensworth drove the field before settling for a field goal after two straight plays from the one-foot line were stuffed. And after Ensworth took a 15-14 lead, Baylor hauled the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

    The Tigers weren't done, though, as Turrentine and Co. drove the field again during the two-minute drill and scored a touchdown, crossing the goal line at the same moment the halftime horn blared for a 22-20 lead.

    All of it culminated in one of the biggest plays of the game.

    As Baylor drove the field inside the 25-yard line midway through the fourth quarter, holding a 23-22 lead, the Red Raiders faced a 3rd-and-7. With Turrentine in one-on-one coverage, he got caught trailing by a step and was called for a defensive pass interference on an underthrown ball. Baylor capitalized, punching in an insurance touchdown a few plays later. Ensworth's attempt at a game-tying two-point conversion failed, and the Tigers surrendered a 3rd-and-13 conversion as the Red Raiders ran out the clock afterward.

    “When I first saw it, he was probably about two yards in front of me about to be even so I turned my head to get back out in front of him,” Turrentine told Eleven Warriors about the penalty called on him. “I was out of phase, and when you’re out of phase, you play through hands. I turned my head around at the last second, and the ref said I have to look for the ball. I don’t understand. I can see how it was pass interference because there was more contact before the ball got there, but I didn’t see it.

    “I usually expect the ball to be overthrown so that’s why I looked back so late. If I had known the ball was gonna be underthrown, I would’ve just turned around and picked it off. It’s tough. A lot of tough penalties and a lot of times we shot ourselves in the foot.”

    We will talk about this more in depth later, but even though he committed that late penalty, I'm throwing every dollar I have into buying Turrentine's stock.

    He was an incredibly aggressive, intelligent player on the field who flashed terrific play recognition throughout the night. And even though the Raiders ran to the opposite side of the field that Turrentine was lined up, he sprinted to the ball all night and wasn't just willing to stick his nose into a play as a tackler. There was a clear love for it.

    Afterward, Turrentine was passionate and level-headed in talking about the game, life lessons he's taking away from this year and what's ahead for his future. But in the short term, Turrentine is focused on bouncing back against Montgomery Bell Academy.

    “There’s just a lot of things we need to clean up,” Turrentine said. “We’re a young team so I’m excited to see what we do next week. It’s our first home game. We’re gonna get out there and we’re gonna get after it.”
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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